Internet of Things Conference 2015

Live Events Apr 16, 2015

Internet of Things Conference 2015

April 16, 12:00 am - April 17, 5:00 pm

  • Stephen Halliday, President, Internet of Things Conference 2015
  • Mary Catherine O’Connor, Editor, Internet of Things Conference 2015
  • Steve Hershberger, CEO, SteadyServ
  • David Wong, Project Director, SteadyServ
  • Chuck Evanhoe, President, Evanhoe & Associates, and Chairman, Board of Directors, SteadyServ
  • Lynn DeRose, Project Leader, SteadyServ
  • George E. Daddis, Jr. PhD, CEO, SteadyServ
  • Vincent Routhier, Chief Storytelling Officer, SteadyServ
  • Michael Liard, Industry Analyst, SteadyServ
  • Dan Lohrmann, CSO and Chief Strategist, SteadyServ
  • Tarun Dewan, Senior Product Manager, SteadyServ

The Internet of Things promises to change the way companies interact with their customers. New devices connected to the Internet will bring greater interactivity and a wealth of new data about customer activity. The Internet of Things Conference will focus on how companies are using a variety of technologies, including ZigBee radios, Wi-Fi and machine-to-machine software, to connect things to the Internet, and how they are achieving real business benefits from doing so.


16 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm
The Current State of the Internet of Things

In this session, get a brief summary of the status of the Internet of Things, and learn how connected devices are making a real impact across a growing number of industries. Hear some examples of the IoT in use today, as well as the technology’s impact and where it’s headed in the near-future.

16 Apr, 2015 2:50 pm
Making the Smart Home a Reality

This session will explain how devices in the home not traditionally communicating with the Internet can be seamlessly connected into a smart home, and be brought into the Internet of Things. Hear how players across the value chain are kick-starting the smart home IoT and maximizing revenue potentials. Learn why a smart and energy-efficient home, monitored and controlled by a single, central application on a smartphone, can become a reality by utilizing a connected ecosystem for everyday living.

16 Apr, 2015 3:30 pm
Refreshment Break
17 Apr, 2015 3:30 pm
Creating Business Value by Enabling the Internet of Things

Radio frequency identification and RF sensors are one way in which companies can link things—assets, products, inventories, environments—to the Internet. Learn how companies are using sensing and networking technology to engineer smarter products, to make manufacturing more efficient, intelligent and autonomous, and to empower consumers. In addition, hear what strategies leading-edge companies are employing to take advantage of the Internet of Things.

16 Apr, 2015 4:50 pm
Improving Patient Outcomes With Faster Access to Data

Data generated by Internet of Things technologies in health care is driving new efficiencies, while maintaining compliance and security, advancing research and improving the quality of care at hospitals across the United States. Learn how a 238-bed community hospital and trauma center implemented a system that provides “anytime, anywhere” secure access to electronic health records, enabling connectivity across medical devices and systems. With the solution’s single-sign-on capability, clinicians can automatically log in to multiple applications without entering passwords, which cuts sign-in time for users. By providing clinicians with a system that is secure and accessible, the hospital has a workflow solution that is enabling them to take better care of patients.

16 Apr, 2015 5:30 pm
IoT Conference Concludes for the Day
17 Apr, 2015 9:00 am
AIM, the IoT and the World

Many organizations are looking into the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. From definitions and markets to standards, numerous groups are currently working on these issues. Hear about AIM’s progress, and receive an update on other work being done regarding the IoT.

17 Apr, 2015 9:45 am
Gaining a Competitive Advantage With Supply-Chain Data

The increase in Internet-connected physical devices has the potential to significantly alter how the supply chain operates. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) can be enhanced by intelligently connecting people, processes, data and things via devices and sensors. Hear how in-transit visibility is being influenced by the IoT. Find out how data gathered from GPS and RFID technologies can automate shipping and delivery by exactly predicting the time of arrival, as well as monitoring important details, such as temperature control, which impact the quality of a product in-transit. Learn how the IoT powers supply chain data and intelligence, from automation of manufacturing processes to improved visibility within a warehouse.

17 Apr, 2015 10:30 am
Best Internet of Things Deployment

Each year, RFID Journal recognizes companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or by their introduction of a valuable new RFID product or service. The award for the Best Internet of Things Deployment will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of Internet of Things technologies to improve the way it does business, enhances a product or engages customers. Hear the top three finalists in the Best Internet of Things Deployment category discuss their award submissions: Fukui Shell, for its use of IoT technologies to enable the pearl industry to track, trace and authenticate individual cultivated pearls; Turkish Technic (a division of Turkish Airlines), for its use of IoT technologies to link technicians, tools, parts and inventory, ground services equipment, aircraft, hangar slots and other resources to the Internet, so that all information about all these people and things can be accessed via single software platform; SteadyServ, for its use of IoT technologies to make beer kegs intelligent, providing big data to bar owners, distributors and brewers.

17 Apr, 2015 11:30 am
Lunch in RFID Journal LIVE! Exhibit Hall
17 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm
Putting the Pieces Together—Making the Most of the IoT’s Evolution

Throughout the world, the Internet of Things continues to evolve. Whether it’s agreeing upon a common definition or understanding how to use IoT technologies to enhance business, organizations are looking at and working on these issues. Join the conversation to learn how AIM is using its expertise and talents to help others not only understand, but embrace the value the Internet of Things can bring.

17 Apr, 2015 2:45 pm
Building a Brilliant Factory With Sensors, Software, Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

GE’s Brilliant Factories unite the physical and the digital—and the human and the machine—to create a new breed of manufacturing plants. By combining operational technology and the industrial Internet, these facilities reimagine the way in which products are designed, manufactured and serviced, to lower costs, improve speed and drive innovation. Hear the latest ideas from scientists and engineers across GE Global Research Centers worldwide.

16 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm
Sponsored Session: Enabling the IoT for Industry

What is the Internet of Things and how does it relate to industrial applications? The IoT is generally thought of as a consumer phenomenon, however there are many low cost sensing technologies, including RFID that are helping to create this connected universe – and are already being used in industry today. Between these intelligent devices, connected communications networks and the data derived from them – just getting started may be easier and more cost effective than you think. Learn more about how to develop your IoT strategy from a panel of experts.

17 Apr, 2015 4:15 pm
IoT Conference Concludes
17 Apr, 2015 9:45 am
Creating an Interactive Customer Experience With the Internet of Things

A partnership between the Festival des Lumières de Québec and SAGA resulted in the presentation of an interactive Christmas fable, LUMA, at the 2014 German Christmas Market. LUMA was a collective experience in which visitors were encouraged to connect with their environment. Visitors experienced unique video projections and personalized content, as well as immersive and interactive stories using the physical world as a platform. Learn how LUMA used ioTheatre, a Web-based storytelling engine, to link users to connected objects and collect behavioral data for future use.

16 Apr, 2015 4:50 pm
IoT Is Buzzy, But Strategies Are Fuzzy: Gain Sanity Amid the IoT Madness

The Internet of Things is the most hyped concept, application or suite of technologies that the IT sector has encountered in many years. The challenge, however, is finding a clear definition for IoT across vertical markets, technology vendors, solutions providers, investors and other interested parties. Once defined, how do organizations then identify and execute the best internal and external IoT strategies—ones that work for you, your partners and your customers? With so many companies claiming to have a stake in the IoT market opportunity, including hundreds of companies actively promoting IoT solutions, is a true definition or hierarchy of values for IoT emerging? Learn how to find your way down the IoT path, and hear about strategies that may help you reach your destination. The road may be long and winding, and a little guidance and direction can go a long way in helping you find success.

16 Apr, 2015 2:50 pm
Keynote: Securing the Internet of Things

Smart cities, smarter homes, wearable technology, embedded chips and amazing new virtual experiences—these are just a few of the promises offered by the Internet of Things (IoT). But how can we possibly secure the IoT when we can’t secure the current Internet? What about privacy? Will IoT be an enabler of innovation or come crashing down all around us? Hear where we’ve been, where we are and where we are heading regarding global cybersecurity trends. And understand what we can learn from the technology’s past that may help us avoid cyber-traps in the future. This session will offer real examples, cross-industry trends, true stories and a hopeful outlook for IoT.

17 Apr, 2015 9:00 am
Interconnectivity and the Internet of Things

Wi-Fi-connected devices already outnumber people on the planet. Soon, each of the world’s 500 million Wi-Fi-enabled households will have dozens of devices that exchange information, optimize energy usage and make our lives more convenient. Many of these connections will be machine-to-machine, while others will enable new ways for people to control and interact with the world around them. This session will provide an update on the Internet of Things, including advancements in foundational technologies enabling the IoT. Hear about low-power Wi-Fi and power-line technologies used to connect devices and systems.